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  FOX    KTVU 6 O Clock News    News  News/Business. New. (CC)  

    February 4, 2013
    6:00 - 6:30pm PST  

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complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. good evening. i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. >> we begin with new video of a crash in oakland today. i want to show you surveillance video that we got into the news room within the last half hour.
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you can see the collision as it happened this morning. the crash happened on foothill boulevard near 36 avenue. the woman collided with a sedan. the woman in the jeep died at the scene. you can see a pedestrian who appears to be struck. police haven't released information on the pedestrian's condition. the driver of the car was taken to the hospital with a injury to the arm. a relative identified her as monique perez. we have a crew going through the video and talking to witnesses and police about what happened. we will have more information for you tonight on the 10:00 p.m. news. routine delivery turned into a dangerous situation. new tonight at 6:00 p.m., ktvu's jade hernandez is live in contra costa county where they are cleaning up a toxic leak. jade? >> reporter: this was an acid leak and it happened here in
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the this parking lot. you see the truck in question. crews right now are clearing this accident. the material leaked out of this freight truck. the driver suffered a burn when he tried to unlatch his door. his load shifted causing a hole. 5 gallons of acid leaked. the acid was scheduled to be delivered this afternoon. the other container containing an oil scheduled for delivery here was not punctured. the hospital treated and released the driver. hazmat crews arrived after 12:15 p.m. this afternoon. crews have been working all afternoon on this. neighbors and businesses were never in any danger of toxic fumes. >> you can see when you are closing to the scene, you can see there is leaking. it leaked on to the ground.
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we have absorbent on there and stopped it from progressing. >> when i saw hazmat pull in and pass me and enter the premises i knew this was not just a normal thing. >> reporter: we were told the truck belongs to a chemical company in illinois. as i mentioned hazmat crews should be finished here momentarily. reporting live, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. today was the first day back at school for classmates of a slain 13-year-old girl. grief counselors were at green valley middle school helping students cope with the loss. authorities have yet to release her name or manner of death but they say they are making progress in the investigation. >> we are confident that what happened had nothing to do with the school.
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any school property or school related activities. >> a memorial at the crime scene continues to grow. a candlelight vigil will be held at the scene on friday. police are investigating a homicide around 3:00 a.m. near lucas park. investigators say that is where a man flagged down police and showed them a body. the victim william wheeler had been shot multiple times. no arrests have been made. the figure in the murder of a business man appeared in a courtroom today. family members and supporters gathered at the court. this is a picture of her inside the courtroom this afternoon where she was scheduled to enter a plea on a accessory to commit murder charge on november 30. the family was frustrated because the prosecutor had
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another case and the hearing was moved to wednesday. >> i seen my daughter. she was broken. she can't believe this is happening. she doesn't understand why. my thing is prove it, or set my daughter free. >> three men with gang connections face murder and robbery charges in connection with the death. parents iand teachers -- and teachers took to facebook in the wake of a child abuse settlement. it includes a petition aimed at removing the superintendent. say they she should have fired a teacher for sex -- for child abuse. 275 people have "liked" the page. the felony conviction of --
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felony obstruction against barry bonds is in the hands of three judges. the court of appeals today unveiled its schedule for february that shows the three judges assigned to the case. they will hear arguments on february 13. each of the judges was appointed by a different president. >> the 49ers are back in the bay area and the team received a warm welcome home from fans. ktvu's john fowler is live in santa clara where many people were glad to see the team win or lose. john? >> reporter: absolutely. right now there rahandful -- there are a handful of fans here. you can look at the shape of the new stadium. this is where fans were screaming, but at cars. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: players cars as the 49ers left it training facility. the stadium is set to open next
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year. with his own power supply. a year ago the nfl gave them financing and now 49ers fans are eager. >> we are happy they will make this their home in the south bay. look at all the love we are showing already. [ cheers and applause ] >> the team aprived at the -- arrived that san jose airport. 100 fans showed up. most lived in the south bay. some said the super bowl was just one game. >> it was an exciting game and exciting year. wouldn't you say so? exciting year. i want to do it again next year. waiting for august for the pre- season. >> reporter: 49er fever is strong in santa clara. premium seats 95% sold out at the new stadium. cost could be up to $80,000 per seat. the fans here are excited and
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well healed. many fans told us they say next year the 49ers go all the way. reporting live in santa clara health and science editor john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. the game didn't go the 49ers way but the bay area still has hopes of winning a super bowl. that is the right to host the super bowl at the 49ers new stadium in santa clara. new tonight at 6:00 p.m. ktvu's ken pritchett is live with why we have a shot at getting it. >> reporter: one big advantage in landing a super bowl is what you see here, a city that has a stadium, or one in the works. we will know in a few months if super bowl l will be played here. many say the odds are better than good. >> reporter: as fans welcome the 49ers home in the team's new home there were hopes for a return to the super bowl and a chance to host it. >> how could you go wrong with
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that? >> how awesome. looking forward to that. let's go right now. >> reporter: right now is not an option but the mayor says he is confident about 2016. >> we have everything from the golden gate bridge to silicon valley, all the beauty. >> reporter: santa clara and the bay area are competing with miami. the nfl has been known, as with super bowl xlv to award cities after they build new venues. much is at stake. >> much super bowls bring 150 million to 300 million total economic impact to the region. and we think that will happen here today. >> reporter: he says the region has the hotel space but many questions remain, with many cities benefiting how will cost be spread? >> has to be a net positive. >> reporter: for fans super bowl l is too far off.
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>> 49ers. >> 49ers. baby. all day. >> reporter: on may 21 the owners will decide and make the announcement on super bowl l. if miami wins santa clara will compete with houston to host super bowl li, that announcement will also be on that same day. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >> go to www.ktvu.com if you would like to relive the super bowl highlights and hear what the players had to say before the game. click on the super bowl tab for our complete coverage here in the bay area and in new orleans. oracle will purchase a equipment company for $2 billion. the maker will acquire acme for $2.1 billion. the deal may indicate they are getting into the networking equipment market which cisco dominated for a long time. fox con, the maker of
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iphones will support union elections across china. the company employs a million people, mostly in huge factories. the decision follows a series of recommendations from a internationals panel hired by apple after allegations of poor working conditions, low pay and suicides. six californian whose worked help better the state were honored today in sacramento. [ cheers and applause ] >> the foundation handed out grants to three non-profits. one developed the mission asset fund that injects capital into areas ignored by big banks. >> when people have no access they have to pull resources and that is how they build credit.
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>> each was awarded $125,000. after the break a deadly shooting near a family, friendly festival, what may need to change to keep it safe. >> our number one priority is public safety. >> sometimes it pays to be a loser. why losing bidders for the california california's high- speed rail will still get paid. >> and i am tracking the rain and the weather when we come back. you can't move the tv there.
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a san jose family is grieving the loss of a 17-year- old boy today, shot to death last night. the family said the teen was hanging out with friends in east san jose when someone approached them and opened fire. he and another teen were shot.
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he was killed but the other victim is expected to survive. a friend says the boy was not a gang member but hang out with some at times. police haven't made any arrests. many oakland residents are questions the safety and size of one of the most popular events, the first friday event grown drawing thousands of people to the festival. new tonight at 6:00 p.m. ktvu's rob roth tells us how a shooting is prompting calls for change. >> reporter: a memorial sits on telegraph avenue for a 18-year- old, shot to death friday night during the monthly first friday. police arrested a man they believe killed him and shot three other people but aren't releasing his name. >> witnesses came forward. >> reporter: first friday has been a source of pride attracting thousands to a city
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that gets a lot of negative publicity. the festival grew out of art murmur that show cases art galleries. some owners told us off camera the shooting is a tragic sign that perhaps first friday has got too big. the coordinator says the event is different than when it started 7 years ago. >> you can't say it is not a block party because it has become that and that is something we were careful to stay away from in the early days. >> reporter: police will have a high profile at the next event. and private asecurity -- private security. >> leaders are looking at how large it should grow. >> reporter: some say it should return to its routes. in oakland, rob roth, ktvu
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channel 2 news. the last defendant in the home care abuse case in san jose pleaded guilty to abusing dependent adults. last year investigators found 13 mentally disables adults living in the house, they were malnourish, beating and forced into manual label. all pleaded guilty. a school plans to sendp a letter to parents warn -- sunday a letter to parents warning about car burglaries. one car was burglarized last month. there was another similar theft last november. friday someone smashed a car window and stole her wallet and wedding rings. >> while i was in the process of talking to the bank they
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were telling me my cards were used at target. >> only a matter of time before someone gets hurt. >> her renters insurance will cover her stolen items. so far no arrests have been made. lawmaker wants to know why losing bidders on the heisman trophy are still -- on the california's high-speed rail project are still getting paid. payments do happen in major construction products but are rare. a law makers says it illustrates a larger problem with the project. >> the reason they are doing this is because they are asking the companies to design and implement something that is conceptual. >> officials offered it in
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order to attract more competitively priced bids. states attorney general kamala harris and 7 district attorneys filed a lawsuit against bp. it claims since 2006 arco and bp improperly monitored and pain tained underground gas storage tanks. the owner of the oyster farm received heart breaking news. a judge denied his request to allow the company to operate while the lawsuit is heard. he ordered to evict the facility -- to evict the facility. the farm has till march 15 to remove its property from the
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park. right now i am tracking a change in the weather. check it out. weak weather system, that is the beginning the of change. right now most energy goes to the north. next 36 hours things will change around. let me stop this right here. i will show you the fog this morning. see it right here? you can trace it there. we had fog this morning. we will see that foot print again tomorrow morning. coastal fog and valley fog and that could be lethal in terms of a slow clear. it was slow to burn off. it makes visibilities bad in the morning hours. be ready for that tomorrow. tomorrow is like today. so you know. cooler but similar. more high clouds. here is what we have. morning fog will be back. there this morning, be there tomorrow and wednesday morning and things change on thursday.
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till thursday high pressure dominates the landscape and we continue with filtered sunshine, high clouds, fog in the morning and temperatures not that cool. low 60s. upper 50s. mid-50s. on thursday things cool down. here is the system. 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, what happens. moves through. 7:00 p.m. tonight or 7:00 p.m. tomorrow night, clouds lingering. wednesday morning. wednesday afternoon. and then you notice this is thursday, here comes thursday. this is thursday 9:00 a.m. it doesn't have lot going on but things could change. this is the system thursday. pushes through the bay area. mid-morning. late morning commute might have something going on. early afternoon few sprinkles. looks -- i wouldn't call it a non-event but looks like a weak event. 58 tomorrow vallejo. 59 concord.
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57 hayward. we need rain. third driest january on record. big deal. records go way back, 1850. five-day forecast, showers on thursday. i wish we had something more juicy in the forecast. fog the lead story with sprinkles on thursday. >> it is what it is. >> yeah. >> thank you. coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36, a close nit community stunned by the death of a mother, what neighbors are telling us about her daughter who is behind bars and a hostage crisis that made headlines is over. authorities explain why they moved in to save a 5-year-old boy. join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. the 49ers take stock and so are their fans. in 3 minutes, we look at the missed opportunities on the 49ers player roster.
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we have come a long way towards fulfilling this dream. but having come a long way is not just to suggest we
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completed the journey. >> former adviser for dr. martin luther king, jr. gave a lecture today. he co-wrote the i have a dream speech. today the professor offed a glimpse of his part. 49ers back home a lut of fans there to -- a lot of fans there to greet them. >> that was nice. the rest of the country is thinking maybe 49ers are winiers. complaining too much about -- whiners. complaining too much about the refereeing. baltimore, long before the 49ers returned to the bay area, second guessers were coming out of the wood work. wondering why the final three plays were passes. started at the 5-yard line. 3rd down play, number 22, smith
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rips the ball loose. this 4th down play, though, was, well, it was over thrown here. comes up here. on this one. jim harbaugh was pleading for pass interference and referred the refs blew the call but there were what, 7 penalties called in the game. most players knew it shouldn't have come down to that. >> we had a chance and we didn't close out and it came down to that. they battled. we put ourselves in a hole, we fought back. offense didn't put it in. not on them, it is on us, they put up too many points on the defense. >> i like that. the a's added a solid infielder today, jed lowrie. he knows the bay area very well, he is a former stanford infielder. comes to oakland in a trade
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with houston. 16 home runs with the astros. four years with boston. he usually plays shortstop, the a's could use a switch-hitter at second base. a's also get a right handed reliever. warriors forward david lee is the western conference player of the week. that is sports as we see it. we will have sharks tonight. still undefeated. not perfect but undefeated. [ laughter ] >> techcaltethere -- technicality there. thank you. and tonight on the 10:00 p.m. news, we talk to the fans who waited outside today for hours hoping to catch the team. there is colin kaepernick right there arriving home from new orleans and jim harbaugh talks about what the cheering crowds
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meant to his team. >> thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we are always here for you at www.ktvu.com and mobile ktvu. thank you for joining us. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no!